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Many thanks to Holly for the theme today!
There is an informal tradition around here each year in October: the locals reclaim the beaches. As the the private beach clubs close down at the end of September, the whole shoreline in our region becomes public again until the following summer season, and is transformed.
(my boys are somewhere there in the mix - if one day all the sand is gone from our beaches, don't worry, it'll be easy to find: in our house!)
Gone are the fences protecting the private areas and their fancy umbrellas and deck chairs. Gone are the beach cabins with their loud music and expensive drinks. And gone are the tourists broiling in the sun. Instead, out come the locals, and the beaches become playgrounds for young mothers and little kids in the morning. In the early afternoon the elderly arrive, with card tables and folding chairs, bocce balls and decks of cards. They play until it gets chilly, then neatly store all their paraphernalia away in the bridge underpass. In the late afternoon the bigger kids are out, playing soccer and volley ball, and hanging out until dusk sets in, the sea becomes black, and the beaches empty out and the only sound is the whisper of the waves washing on the shore.
The theme next week is "one book", and comes from Ibabe.
Happy Corner Viewing!